The impossible looks like it’s finally been made possible. For those who aren’t in the know, “ultra shortcuts” are used by players who are keen to break Mario Kart as much as possible by performing crazy stunts to get even crazier race times.
Ultra shortcuts require frame-perfect timing, or knowledge of hidden geometry which add to the advantages. And while you can pull these off using tool-assisted gameplay, only the true players pull these off without tools, it just takes many attempts.
Hpwever, it’s happened, French Mario Kart fan ArthuurrrP has been credited with being the first person to pull off Mario Kart Wii’s final ultra shortcut – one which has been known about for years but only ever completed in tool-assisted runs.
First discovered in 2016, this ultra shortcut sees you skip almost the entire Rainbow Road course by turning around shortly after beginning, then boosting into and along the road’s railings.
as seen on reddit, after 5 years and tens of thousands of attempts, @ArthuurrrP is the first human to achieve the Mario Kart Wii Rainbow Road ultra shortcut and lap successfully. Arthur the god pic.twitter.com/J52B8NEqHw
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) January 14, 2021
According to eSports consultant Rod Breslau, tens of thousands of attempts have been made at trying to pull this off – before ArthuurrrP’s successful run.